When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Writer's Workshop - My Valentine

Today I am joining with Mama Kat for her weekly writer's workshop. The rules are simple:

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and go over to visit at Mama Kat's and add your name to the link list posted there. For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) Who was at your front door?
2. Start with the phrase “Ten years ago on this day, I was…”
3. If you give a Mom a Blank…a post written in the style of the children’s “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” books.
4. Without social media I…
5. A poem for your valentine.I chose to write a Valentine poem. 

To My Valentine
by Patricia A Pitterle

I loved to make sweet valentines
When I was just a little girl,
With red hearts cut in perfect lines
and ribbons long and curled.

I folded up the paper
And cut the halves just so,
Then opened up a perfect heart
The two halves made a whole.

I wanted life to be much like 
Those simple hearts I made
Where both sides would fit perfectly 
Together as I bade.

Yet life is not a paper heart
Cut evenly, I've learned
That each side will do as it will
No matter what I've yearned.

The edges fray and stretch and bend
Each one with different needs
And yet the middle meets and melds
Becoming one indeed.

And so at last I have let go
Of dreams of perfect lines
I choose to let the edges go
That two might be combined.

The edges aren't important
They don't define the pair
It's the fold right through the middle
That joins the other there.

Now two hearts beat together 
In strength and love divine
The two are meshed and solid
Withstanding the tests of time.

The middle of two hearts become
The place of love and care.
The perfect whole made from two halves
That found safe refuge there.


  1. this was breathtaking, thank you so much for linking up with this!

  2. This was so nice. I bet he loved it :)

  3. Very beautiful poetry! I think you should publish it; I loved it.
    Blessing to you for your sweet thoughts today. I am sure your husband loved it.

  4. Thank you so much evryone. I am so glad that you loved it. He doesn't know yet, he doesn't read my blog! It is a Valentines gift for him this year. I hope he loves it too!

  5. Oh, that is so sweet! I'm sure he'll flip!!!

  6. Well if he doesn't adore it he's crazy. It's beautiful and it's REAL.

  7. I felt the poem was just the right tone, not too sticky sweet and not too logical but just perfect for a man to realize how blessed he is in the refuge of love.

  8. The edges aren't important
    They don't define the pair
    It's the fold right through the middle
    That joins the other there.

    Stunning! Looks like you are still enjoying poetry! This is excellent and tender. Great metaphor. I'm sure he LOVED it for V-day!